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The Autumn Blaze Ash, Fraxinus americana 'Autumn Blaze', is a COPF introduction by Morden Research Station in Manitoba, Canada. This is the first white ash adapted for the prairie region of Canada and the Dakotas.

It has a nice purple fall color, a light seed crop, and good oval form. The original tree is in Roseau, MN. This ash is rarely or never fed on by Japanese beetles!

Autumn Blaze is a tall, deciduous tree. As a young tree, it tends to be upright oval in habit, later it develops an open and rounded crown. It is a medium fast growing tree that has ash-gray bark with diamond shaped furrows.

The foliage is dark green above, paler on leaf underside. The fruit is not especially ornamental. Autumn Blaze thrives in full sun, on moist well drained soil and needs to be pruned in the fall.

When healthy and vigorous, this makes a beautiful specimen tree. Enjoy the fall show of this Autumn Blaze Ash because it holds its amazing fall color longer than almost any other tree!

* Purple fall color

* Japanese beetle resistant

* Fast growing


Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Fraxinus 'Autumn Blaze'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 50 - 60 feet
Mature Spread 25 - 30 feet
Soil Type Widely adaptable
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color N/A
Fall Color Burgundy / Purple